ON May 6th Disability Accessibility, a group of Transition Year students from Scoil Phobail Bhéara won the Young Social Innovator Making our World More Inclusive and Poverty Free Award at the Young Social Innovators showcase in Citywest, Dublin. The group has worked really hard all year raising awareness about disabled parking and the access to facilities for people with disabilities. Disability Accessibility decided to tackle the problem of the abuse
Make your Mark on Cancer charity walk from The Viaduct to Bandon has raised around 115k in just two years.?Funds being raised in 2015 are for a vital Cancer Care Center at the Mercy Hospital where patients and their families can go for counselling, support, therapies, basically it is a meeting place in a non-clinical relaxed environment.
The Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 6th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to Bantry Care For The Aged.
PERROTT House, in Skibbereen held its fourth Garden party, as part of the nationwide Bealtaine festival recently. The event featured an exciting programme of creative activity. Dr Pat Bracken officially launched “Soundfields”; a collection of poetry composed by the residents of Perrott House and the artist Tess Leak. “Silver Strands” a short film created in Perrott House with Alison Glennie received its premier screening. There was singing and music with MusicAlive
SAINT Finbarr’s BNS and Our Lady of Mercy N.S., Bantry, launched their Green-Schools WOW (Walk on Wednesday) campaign to encourage more sustainable travel in Bantry. Both schools are working towards their fourth Green-Schools flag which is all about promoting safe and environmentally-friendly travel. The two schools combined their efforts to encourage families to walk or park-and-stride to school for the WOW on Wednesday 29th of April.
A TRANSITION year group from Scoil Phobail Bheara, Castletownbere were recently named winners of the “Making our World Healthier” category in the Physical Well Being Award at the Young Social Innovator Showcase at Citywest, in Dublin. The team, named “Are you my Type?” are a group of 11 transition year students who set out to learn about blood donation in Ireland and around the world, to change attitudes to blood
NOW in its fourth year, the annual month-long Bealtaine Festival at CareChoice nursing home in Clonakilty, has kicked off with a host of creative activities to enhance residents’ experiences and foster long-term positivity and engagement within the home. Festival Organiser and Director of Recreation, Clodagh Whelan said, “We have put together a month long festival that will bring local and national musicians, poets and artists to the five CareChoice Nursing
by India Bartholomew THE Glengarriff Set and Ceili Junior Dancers won 26 County Medals in the County Fleadh Cheoil 2015 in the Eccles Hotel. The team of 11, captained by Lisa Harrington, were dancing to win with dancers Helena O’Mahony and Caoimhe O’Hanlon succeeding in winning county titles in every dance bar one, the group’s Saoirse Power and Rebecca Harrington, Clodagh Harrington and Molly O’Shea winning county titles in the
Last year Skibbereen and District Chamber of Commerce launched a Kids Passport for a trial run during August and following very positive feedback the Chamber are delighted to announce that the Skibbereen Kids Passport returns for the entire summer season in 2015.
The Blacknight SME awards were held recently and a West Cork business is celebrating winning the award for most community minded SME in Ireland. Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens in Clonakilty were celebrating after being awarded the prize from the ten finalists on the night. The SME awards were held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Little Island and were hosted by RTÉs Rick O Shea. The awards celebrate small &